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1st Season, Episode 14 (Transcript | Credits)
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Red and his pals construct a boat that runs on wind power, using a windmill instead of a sail.

Cast (in order of appearance): Harold Green, Red Green, Stinky Peterson (mentioned), Buster Hadfield (mentioned), Hap Shaughnessy, Bill Smith

DVD: Red Green Stuffed and Mounted, Vol. 1; Red Green – The Infantile Years

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DVD Commentary by Steve Smith[]

{from Stuffed and Mounted}

STEVE SMITH: I think the most distinguishing, uh, segment of the "Wind-Powered Boat" episode has got to be the Handyman Corner. It's one of the very early ones that we did. And it was something very simple: changing a headlight. And it was one of those ones where, y'know, we had the script and we knew what we intended, but you can't get a car to read a script. At least, you couldn't in those days. So we really had no idea what was going to happen, and we adjusted the script to suit whatever went wrong. Well, you'll see it.

Segment Summary[]

See also: Transcirpt

Plot: Responding to the high price of gasoline in a boat, which they seem to be using too much of, the men of the lodge decide to build a boat that runs on an alternative fuel source. After trying out various energy sources, they decide on wind power. For the wind, instead of a sail, they decide to use a windmill. They acquire a windmill from a miniature golf course going out of business and install it into the boat. After adding in some other mechanisms to run the boat, there is only enough room in there for only one person. But when they put the boat out on the water for the first time, it sinks.

Red's Campfire Songs: Strongman Jack.

Handyman Corner: Red tries to replace a burnt-out car headlight.

Red's Poetry #1 (Endless Summer): Summer love at the beach.

Visit With Hap Shaughnessy: Hap claims to have worked on a tiger ranch in Kenya.

Male Call: Red and Harold receive a letter about Red's new nickname.

Adventures With Bill: Bill runs into trouble when trying to operate a metal detector to look for Red's missing watch.

Red's Poetry #2 (Endless Summer): Eating so many salads you turn into a rabbit.

Conversations With Harold: While tossing horseshoes, Harold tells Red that he is having trouble at school with his Driver's Education course.

Red's Poetry #3 (Endless Summer): Relaxing and forgetting your aunt's birthday.



  • Cows indeed are holy in India, not Kenya.
  • Nylon, Dacron and Orlon are plastics that are indeed oil products.

Real-World References[]

  • During Adventures With Bill, Red compares the pile of metal objects Bill gathers together to the CN Tower.

Famous People[]